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Leonard Joseph Shokum

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Leonard Joseph Shokum
of Chelmsford

CHELMSFORD -- Leonard Joseph Shokum, 90, of Chelmsford, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus, after a brief illness.

He was married to the late Patricia (Donoghue) Shokum, who died on April 13, 2008.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late John and Sophie Shokum. He graduated from Lowell High School with the Class of 1940.

He proudly served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II and in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Leonard worked as a Nursing Assistant at the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Hospital in Bedford for many years before retiring in 1989.

Leonard was dedicated to his family and will be remembered as a gentleman who loved to make people laugh.

He was an avid reader, and had a love for the beach.

He is survived by a son, Leonard G. Shokum and his wife, Julie D'Andrea of Andover; a daughter, Julie Shokum and her husband, Mark Higgins of Chelmsford; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late John Shokum, Dorothy Stapanowich, and Anne Coburn.

SHOKUM -- Leonard Joseph Shokum of Lowell, MA, died March 14, 2013. There are no Visiting hours. Funeral Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD,MA. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell. For those that wish, Donations may be made in his name to the Chelmsford Food Pantry C/O Chelmsford Community Exchange, 1 North Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2013
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